Speak First Blog

23 November 2020

A stressful year? Let's find out - We want to hear from you!

12 months ago, we launched our Workplace Stress Self-Assessment as part of our Happy Workplace campaign, promoting positive mental well-being at work. During the campaign, we reminded employers of ...

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12 November 2020

Successful project ownership: How to use influence to gain buy-in

Things don’t just happen on their own. For any organisation, everything from meeting clients, keeping the website updated, hiring, firing and everything in between requires someone to actually do it. ...

29 October 2020

How Speak First has been supporting communities during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time, bringing challenges and loss to people and families all over the world. At Speak First, we have always had a strong commitment to helping others ...

8 October 2020

Taking care of your employees: Mental Well-being in the time of covid-19

World Mental Health Day falls every year on 10th October. This year, the day feels more poignant and truly global than ever before, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every corner of the world. ...

1 October 2020

Learning to Adapt: Navigating the New Era

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Change is the only constant in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.” Some changes are expected and can be planned for – ...

24 September 2020

4 tips to make it easier to say 'no'

Saying ‘no’ is hard. In fact, we’ve previously dedicated an entire article to why you might have trouble saying ‘no’. Maybe you want to show a willingness to help, don’t want to offend or are scared ...

17 September 2020

Clear minds and better decisions: How to eliminate unconscious bias

Our brains are lazy. When someone hears the word ‘shark,’ they’re likely to immediately think of violent attacks and may even start humming the theme from Jaws. In reality, the chances any of us will ...

10 September 2020

Uncovering the real gold: A Checklist for sales prospecting

Many salespeople feel at their best when they’re having productive meetings and closing deals, so it’s no surprise that they often look at prospecting as the tedious side of the job. However, the ...

3 September 2020

What does the future of L&D look like after lockdown?

As men left to fight in World War Two, many women joined the workforce and experienced financial and personal freedom for the first time. With role models like Rosie the Riveter to look up to, they ...

13 August 2020

What you need to know before bringing your people back to the workplace

For many of us, the ‘new normal’ created by the Coronavirus lockdown won’t be feeling so ‘new’ anymore. However, in the fast and constantly changing world, there is always another ‘new’ thing coming ...